[GRASSweb-list]macos x installation

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Mon Mar 17 03:53:06 EST 2003

On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 06:15:00PM -0500, nestor cardozo wrote:
> i can't install grass5 on macos x
> the installer script requires a binary package with a gz extension.
> the binary package available for download has a tar extension

This will be a problem of your web browser which renames the
package when downloading.


-> the extension is .bz2 which is also accepted.

Before downloading another time, try

file grass5.0.0_powerpc-apple-darwin6.1_bin.tar
which should report soemthing like this:
   grass5.0.0_powerpc-apple-darwin6.1_bin.tar.bz2: bzip2 compressed data, block size = 900k

If so, just rename the file to

and install it.

Kind regards

Markus Neteler

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